Open D string is now suddenly buzzing . . .

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  1. IGuitUpIGuitDown

    IGuitUpIGuitDown Member

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    Do I get some "brass nut shims" from Stewmac and raise the locking nut apparatus on my Ibanez JS guitar with a Floyd Rose?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. IGuitUpIGuitDown

    IGuitUpIGuitDown Member

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    I noticed it after putting on a set of new strings, and it's only the open D string. I've never encountered this problem before with my other guitars.
     
  3. slider313

    slider313 Silver Supporting Member

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    Try another D string.
     
  4. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Gold Supporting Member

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  5. IGuitUpIGuitDown

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    A different thickness?
    I'm quite content with D'Addario NYXL .009s
     
  6. halcyon

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    When you press the D string down at the third fret, is there any clearance between the bottom of the string and the top of the first fret?
     
  7. AdmiralB

    AdmiralB Silver Supporting Member

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    This may very well not be your problem, but every Floyd guitar I own - and as far as I can remember, every one I've owned in the past - has/had a little buzz/resonance on the open D. I currently have seven guitars with Floyds in three different tunings (and three different string gauges), and they all do it.

    The only thing I can think of is that it's buzzing in the nut clamp, but it would have to be a congenital issue with the design - they can't ALL be 'bad', and I've even replaced the nuts on two of them.

    I don't get too bothered by it, though, because it isn't audible through an amp.
     

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